United Arab Emirates

356 articles in United Arab Emirates

Rise in UAE water demand leads to boom for private wastewater concessionaire Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

One of the region’s most groundbreaking concessions is set to double in size, courtesy of its first expansion since being signed in 2004. Growing sales of treated sewage effluent will play a key role for concessionaire Tanqia.

Looking past the end of history Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

Tom Scotney looks at the surprise impact of Abu Dhabi’s utility restructuring – and why the private sector shouldn’t be downbeat.

Abu Dhabi brings regulation in-house in sectoral reshuffle Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

The emirate’s water and power bodies are being brought under one umbrella. While the centralised approach will allow it to create a strategy for its changing energy mix, the removal of an independent regulator may raise some eyebrows.

Desalination and aquifer recharge combine as Abu Dhabi spends big on water resilience Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

Abu Dhabi is planning to lean on a groundbreaking new desert aquifer storage and recharge system to manage peaks of water demand in the emirate. Desalination building continues apace, however, with a newly launched project set to break records for membrane desal.

Waving the flag for resilience Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

The fact that utilities are looking beyond supply-side solutions is not necessarily bad for contractors, says Tom Scotney.

Middle East in brief Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Israel Chemicals has completed the sale of its 50% stake in desalination specialist IDE Technologies for $167 million.

SEWA considers IWP switch for new desal plant Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

The Sharjah utility is looking at options for a privately financed facility at Hamriyah. It will have to overcome bankability worries to make progress.

Dubai to lean further on reuse as it looks to hit demand targets Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A combination of tariff rises and increased levels of reuse have curbed growth in demand since the end of the regional financial crisis.

Project tracker Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

US water P3s – without the hype; New Zealand’s new model alliance; Cape Town gets pragmatic on desalination pipeline; Japanese concessions gain steam; India’s hybrid breeding programme; New plants for old in Abu Dhabi; all the latest project news from around the world.

Middle East water in brief Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority are planning a feasibility study into the creation of a strategic water connection between their respective potable water networks.